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This weekend, Tampa was invaded by pirates! It's an annual celebration led by fictional pirate Jose Gaspar. It's Tampa's biggest party, with pirates and mermaids in Blue, a costume ball along with vendors and sponsors showcasing all of their treasures, a parade, a beauty contest, and even fireworks. You can read more about it here.
It begins with a pirate ship invading Tampa Bay. Please notice the Blue water and sky. Many boats are involved.
The weather was perfect in the low-to-mid 70s with a light breeze from the north!
There are many colors represented, but I know you want to see the Blue costumes!
People take part in catching beads, watching Jose Gaspar’s ship sail in, or dressing like a pirate. Some just go out to the streets of downtown Tampa and enjoy a bustling street festival. Lots of Blue here. I did not attend the Gasparilla events, but I did watch the parade on TV.
Here's a group of dastardly fellows, and more Blue too!
Happy Blue Monday!